Grand Avenue is about to get even more livable, thanks to a future complex of apartment-converted shipping containers aptly called Containers on Grand.
The container-based housing, located at Grand and 12th avenues, is expect to open in March of 2015. While developers have only secured permits for eight units, they would like to ultimately push that number to 20 by utilizing an adjacent lot.
According one of the project's investors, Kathleen Santin, Containers on Grand will be the first market rate container apartment project in the country, which means that it will offer prices that are deemed average for the modern day housing market. Santin hopes that the Container on Grand will serve as a solution for those who are looking to live downtown but uninterested in low-income housing or luxury condos.
Design and construction of the rehabbed shipping container apartments is being handled by StarkJames, LLC of Scottsdale. Each studio apartment will offer 740 square feet of interior space with a washer and dryer, as well as kitchen, bath, storage, and living space. Monthly rent is projected to range from $850 to $950. Developers are also looking into adding communal amenities such as bike racks, wi-fi, an outdoor grill, and a bocce ball area.
Although developers are still in the early stages of construction and acquiring permits, a waiting list has already opened up online. For updates and to sign up for the waiting list, visit www.containersongrand.com.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.